Long term care in later life

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7022.55 (Published 06 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:55

A mixed economy of care is necessary

  1. R L Hawkins
  1. Medical editor Caring Times, London SW11 4NB

    EDITOR,—On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of residents and staff living and working in private nursing homes I take issue with the implication of one of the questions in J Grimley Evans's editorial on long term care in later life: “Should profit making nursing homes join tobacco companies and manufacturers of antipersonnel mines as industries in which decent people do not buy shares?”1 I assume that Grimley Evans has chosen these latter …

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